International Environmental
Law-making and Diplomacy
Review 2019


Call for papers

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review is an annual publication of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL) and UN Environment Programme, based on their collaboration concerning training and scholarship on international environmental law and agreements since 2003.

Together with the annual Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), the Review publication seeks to enhance understanding of this complex field, enhance the capacity of practitioners and build global networks of scholars and diplomats able to address society’s pressing environmental challenges.

The Review encompasses different approaches, doctrines and theories in this field, including international environmental law and governance, international environmental law-making, environmental empowerment, and the enhancement of sustainable development generally. The special themes of the Reviews bring naturally their own approaches and special questions into the publication.

The special theme for the 2019 Review is Emerging issues of international environmental law. Under the theme, a broad range of subjects may be addressed, such as for example marine plastics pollution, the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, short-lived climate pollutants, geoengineering, and planetary boundaries. Your paper may also address emerging legal responses to perceived gaps in international environmental law. In addition, general issues relating to international environmental law-making and diplomacy may be discussed in the paper.


The Review is published online in an open access format and includes two types of papers:

  • A review paper: from 2500 to 4000 words approximately, but lengthier review papers can also be considered
  • An academic peer-reviewed article: from 5500 to 10000 words approximately, but also here the length can be discussed


Editing process and peer-review

The submissions will be considered by the editors, thoroughly edited, returned with comments and suggestions, re-edited, and finally included in the Review after approval from the Editorial Board. A Review stylesheet will be provided for contributors.

We provide a possibility to have your paper peer-reviewed per stringent academic standards if you choose that option. When a paper has passed peer-review, this is indicated in the publication. When contacting us, please indicate if you would like to have your paper reviewed by external expert reviewers.



The 2019 Review will be published in early autumn 2020 (September-October). Deadlines:

  • Academic peer-reviewed articles: 28 February 2020
  • Review papers: 31 March 2020


Please send your paper and any enquiries to the editors:

Dr. Tuula Honkonen ( and
Dr. Seita Romppanen (